Christine Barthold

April 24: CDS Lunchtime Learning

Center for Disabilities Studies sets session on applied behavior analysis

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1:19 p.m., April 4, 2012--Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is best known for its application to the treatment of individuals with an autism spectrum disorder. However, ABA is used in a variety of settings and with a variety of individuals.

At the next University of Delaware Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) Lunchtime Learning session on Tuesday, April 24, Christine Barthold, a clinician and researcher at CDS, will present “The ABCs of ABA: What is It and How is It Used?”

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Barthold will describe the theory behind ABA, some common myths about ABA, and ways in which ABA is used to solve everyday problems. She also will discuss intervention for those on the autism spectrum and explain the new partnership between CDS and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation that provides ABA services in employment settings. 

Barthold is a researcher on the CDS Steppingstones project, a National Institutes of Health funded grant, and a clinician with CDS Employment Services, providing functional behavior assessments and applied behavior analysis services for individuals with challenging behavior in employment settings.  She works in schools and the community.

The Lunchtime Learning session will be held Tuesday, April 24, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Center for Disabilities Studies, 461 Wyoming Road, Newark. The program is free and open to the public; however, reservations are requested. Contact Meredith Cooke at mercooke@udel.edu or 302-831-3632 and indicate if you need an accommodation. Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Water and snacks will be served. 

About the Center for Disabilities Studies

The Center for Disabilities Studies at the University of Delaware supports the well-being, inclusion and empowerment of people with disabilities and their families. The mission of the center is to enhance the lives of individuals and families through education, prevention, service and research related to disabilities. CDS promotes independence and productivity so individuals and families can fully participate in the life of their communities in Delaware and beyond. For further information, visit the center's website or call 302-831-6974.

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